Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Portishead, New Order, The Cure, Angelo Badalamenti, Julee Cruise, Massive Attack, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star


band members

Ella Jackson - Vocals / Synth John Birrell - Guitar Andre Bonsack - Bass Alana Wilson - Drums


Influences

Portishead, New Order, The Cure, Angelo Badalamenti, Julee Cruise, Massive Attack, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star


Website

ms45.bandcamp.com/

Bio

Ms.45 began in late 2016 as a solo project and song-writing vessel for vocalist/keyboardist Ella Jackson (formerly of Crimsonettes). Having spent her life obsessed with horror and exploitation films of the 70s and 80s, Ella wanted to create music reminiscent of the soundtracks to these films but with a pop edge. The band name, Ms.45, is a nod to her favourite exploitation film of the 1980s.
After spending a year as purely a bedroom recording project, Ella finally got a band together in late 2017 and headed into the studio to record her first EP “Neuromancer” with John Lee at Phaedra Studios (Totally Mild, Lost Animal). The last year has been a busy year for the band since then, with countless gigs, 2 single releases and much more to come. Debut EP Neuromancer will be released October 26 independently and the debut album is already being recorded.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

dramatic, dark and an underground thumper.

dramatic, dark and an underground thumper.

Review

Review by Harrison Kefford Harrison Kefford

10 Oct 2018

Super Reviewer
35

Those influences come through thick the second that atmospheric synth starts ringing. With a nice pop edge, there is a lot to like here. Great work.

Those influences come through thick the second that atmospheric synth starts ringing. With a nice pop edge, there is a lot to like here. Great work.

Review

Review by Jackmann Jackmann

10 Oct 2018

30

Really cool 1984 pre-Crowded House ("The Mullanes") vibes. Would have loved more of a lift in the chorus, maybe a BV or two.

Really cool 1984 pre-Crowded House ("The Mullanes") vibes. Would have loved more of a lift in the chorus, maybe a BV or two.